Photographer Lorry Salcedo traveled the coast of his native Peru, documenting mummies that were more than 1,000 years old. This face is from a child, age 8-10, from the Wari Empire (550-1000 A.D.).
This baby was found next to a quipu, a tool used for accounting that was based on woven wool ropes and knots. It is assumed that the fate assigned to this child was to be a quipucamayoc, sort of an accountant in the Incan culture.
This mummy was found in the Lagoon of the Condors, also known as the Lagoon of the Mummies, in northeastern Peru.